CSS Styling Input Radio Form Controls with Labels above buttons

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I just wanted a nice way to style my radio buttons sort of inline, but with the labels above the radios. Here is how I accomplished this.

ul { overflow: auto; padding: 2px 0;}
ul li { float: left; text-align: center; margin: 0 10px}
ul label { display: block;}

Line one clear the floats after the UL. Line two floats the LI. Line three displays the label as a block.


	<li><label for="rtw0">Never</label>
<input id="rtw0" type="radio" name="ridetowork" value="0" /></li>
	<li><label for="rtw1">1</label>
<input id="rtw1" type="radio" name="ridetowork" value="1" /></li>
	<li><label for="rtw2">2</label>
<input id="rtw2" type="radio" name="ridetowork" value="2" /></li>
	<li><label for="rtw3">3</label>
<input id="rtw3" type="radio" name="ridetowork" value="3" /></li>
	<li><label for="rtw4">4</label>
<input id="rtw4" type="radio" name="ridetowork" value="4" /></li>
	<li><label for="rtw5">5</label>
<input id="rtw5" type="radio" name="ridetowork" value="5" /></li>
	<li><label for="rtw7">more than 5</label>
<input id="rtw7" type="radio" name="ridetowork" value="7" /></li>

This will produce nicely formed radio buttons with labels on top. Screenshot.


Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts. shanestillwell@gmail.com